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Jean Simmons "Admiral Satie" From TNG's "The Drumhead" Dies At 80

Jean Simmons "Admiral Satie" From TNG's "The Drummhead" Dies At 80

Jean Simmons, Emmy award winning, stage, film and television actress, died Friday evening at her home in Santa Monica. Simmons is famous in Trekdom for playing Admiral Satie in one of TNG's more poinent episodes "The Drumhead".

As relevant today as it was almost 19 years ago, "The Drumhead" focuses on an act of sabotage aboard the Enterprise and the witch hunt that slowly envelopes the crew. The episode also features one of the best moments of dialog, in The Next Generation, between Admiral Satie and Captain Picard. Check out the amazing exchange in the video below.

Simmons was also a well acomplished actress outside of her brief encounter with Trek. According to the LA
, her career spanned more than 60 years, she appeared in about 55 feature films and nearly as many television productions. In the 1950s and 1960s, she made more than 30 movies and displayed her versatility by appearing in costume epics, romances, musicals and dramas.

Simmons also starred opposite a virtual who's who in hollywood, including: Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, and Kirk Douglas, to name a few.

"My career has had a lot of ups and downs," Simmons said, "but basically it has been wonderful."

She is survived by her two daughters, Tracy Granger and Kate Brooks.

(source LA Times)

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